Portugal will look to make it four victories in a row in all competitions when they take on Qatar in a friendly on Saturday.
Fernando Santos’ side are currently top of Group A with 13 points from their five fixtures, while Qatar have automatically qualified for the 2022 World Cup as the host nation.
Portugal have impressed in Group A so far, winning four and drawing one of their five matches to collect 13 points, which has left them top of the section, two points ahead of second-placed Serbia.
Santos’s side recorded three straight wins during the September international break, beating Republic of Ireland and Azerbaijan in their qualification section, in addition to recording a 3-1 win over Qatar in a friendly.
Portugal have three more Group A fixtures against Luxembourg, Republic of Ireland and Serbia, and the Euro 2016 winners still have work to do if they are to secure their spot at next year’s World Cup.
FIFA is now exploring staging the event in January or February, the people told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss ongoing talks.
Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Portugal against Qatar assisted by Diogo Dalot! ??
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